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[post_content] => Temperature controls currently installed in cold chain facilities typically require manual operation to receive data, raising difficulties when tracing and analysing that data, and particularly when operations are international and involve different languages. “The biggest hurdle here is visibility throughout the chain,” says Dirk Wilke, European sales director for Sensire, which has launched a cloud-based system, TempNet®, to help overcome those problems.
Being able to easily track shipment data from the starting point to the end point is pivotal in proving that cargo was not compromised by tampering or temperature instability. TempNet can be accessed by everyone involved in the cold chain transport of pharmaceuticals to analyse shipment status and receive alerts.
The TempNet products are linked to TempNet Cloud, a multi-lingual one-view cold chain software platform providing GxP-compliant data gathering and storage. Integration with existing monitoring systems is possible and is SAP-certified. The TempNet system monitors data in real time and handles overall data management, reporting and process development. The addition of sensors monitoring storage temperature and humidity, nuclear medicines, individual boxes, truck trailers and other aspects are possible, to provide optimum transparency. Drivers are provided with a cloud-connected app and can monitor data in real-time, which allows swift action to be taken if an issue arises to goods in transit. All sensors are battery-powered, can be relocated easily for wall-mounted site refits and can be installed by customers.
“We are digitalising the cold chain so that every cold chain action can become easier,” says Jarno Tukiainen, product manager at Sensire. “Digitisation makes the quality assurance and validation processes clearer as the information will be in one place.”
Dirk Wilke highlights the fluctuating environments and storage locations in which hardware needs to operate and why transparency is vital: “Pharma has to be temperature-controlled and it has to be within various temperature ranges depending on what is being transported,” he explains. “But it’s not only transport. It starts in a laboratory from a freezer, then into a warehouse for a variable amount of storage time, where it can then be transported by a different method to another warehouse before finally being sent to hospital and stored prior to use as a treatment.”
“It’s about working with the customer,” adds Tukiainen. “Every customer in pharma has different internal processes and guidelines, so we provide expert guidance to ensure the best solution for each situation.” Customers can be regulated by a host of bodies making a one-size-fits-all solution for cold chain logistics impossible, leading to the development of several specific sensors. If pharmaceuticals are considered a dangerous goods niche, “nuclear medicine and sensors monitoring radioactive exposure during transport are a niche within a niche”, laughs Wilke.
“As an example, our sensors can be set up for recalibration every three years, which works for some customers, but others have to follow stricter regional guidelines and require recalibration every year,” says Wilke. “This is why we work closely with clients to work out exactly what is needed and cater the service to their requirements.” This is seen as an advantage as the more variations needed, the more solutions Sensire can swiftly provide for customers.
“We like to keep our services as flexible as possible because we are here to help our customers fix problems as easily as possible,” concludes Tukiainen.
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Pharma: Visible monitoring
Flexibility and visibility are the keys to success when providing technology for customers requiring cold chain monitoring, according to Sensire